Expert Couplet for Cork Harbour

IMCORE project partner & partner type Country Expertise in the project

Coastal & Marine Resources Centre, University College Cork

Academic partner

Ireland

Coastal governance arrangements, physical coastal processes (including hindcasting and forecasting of wave regimes, coastal erosion and flooding), in addition to international expertise on coastal GIS.

Cork County Council

Local Government partner

Ireland

Local spatial planning issues. Significant expertise in the development and review of forward planning policy.

Cork Harbour Expert Couplet

Coastal & Marine Resources Centre, University College Cork

Cork County Council

The Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC) is a research centre within University College Cork’s Environmental Research Institute. The CMRC comprises a multi-disciplinary staff, and operates on a not for profit basis. The primary objective of the CMRC is to make a significant contribution to the scientific understanding of coastal and marine environments and their management. Basic and applied research in the CMRC is organised according to four specialist areas of interest:

  • Coastal Governance
  • Marine Geomatics
  • Coastal Processes and Seabed Mapping
  • Marine Ecology

These thematic areas deal with technological, physical, biological and social aspects of the coastal and marine environment.

Valerie Cummins – Director

Specialisations:

  • Participatory Mechanisms / Tools
  • Coastal Governance / ICZM
  • Capacity Building for Improved Governance
  • Sustainability Science

Jeremy Gault – Deputy Director / IMCORE Project Manager

Specialisations:

  • Climate Adaptation in Coastal Environments
  • Coastal Governance and ICZM
  • Communication of Science
  • Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

Cathal O’Mahony – Research Scientist

Specialisations:

  • Coastal Governance and ICZM
  • Capacity Building for Improved Governance
  • Sustainable Tourism in Coastal Areas
Cork County Council have extensive experience working in partnership projects relating to Integrated Coastal Zone Management, which currently includes the implementation of the Cork Harbour Integrated Management Strategy, finalised in May 2008.

The Council through its Planning Policy Unit provide expert knowledge of local spatial planning issues and also offer significant expertise in the development and review of forward planning policy.

Staff working on the project include:

Mr. Padraig Moore – Senior Executive Planner

Experience:

  • Project management
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Development Plan Policy Formulation
  • Development Management

Mr. Darragh O’ Suilleabhain – Executive Planner

Experience:

  • ICZM Process
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Development Plan Policy Formulation
  • GIS
  • Demographer

Mr. Tim Twomey – Executive Planner

Experience:

  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Development Plan Policy Formulation
  • GIS
  • Development Management

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